Plus, what happens to Cami that sets her relationship with Klaus in a ‘whole different trajectory?’ Leah gives HollywoodLife.com a peek into the future of The CW smash.
Cami may be the token human on The Originals, but that doesn’t make her a pushover. In fact, Leah Pipes tells HollywoodLife.com that after the show’s Oct. 22 episode, fans will look at her character very differently. “We learn about a tragedy in her past, and we learn that’s a fighter,” Leah teases. “She doesn’t feel sorry for herself; she wants problems to be solved and questions to be answered.”
Read On For My Q&A With Leah Pipes
>> I know Cami’s ‘supposed’ to end up with Marcel, but there seems to be tension between her and Klaus, as well.
There does seem to be tension. I think they both feel something that two people feel that you can’t really put your finger on. It’s as if he’s known this person before, or he’s seeing something in her that she doesn’t want him to know about. It’s that kind of tension, and the tension builds.
>> Would you say this episode changes Cami and Klaus’ relationship?
Yeah, it takes it down a whole different trajectory.
>> Back to Marcel, what is it about Cami that he finds to enticing? You know her pretty well.
[Laughs] I really don’t know! But he did say in the last episode that he likes how she’s now part of the dark world that he lives in, but also still has strength and spunk enough to keep up with him. He sees purity, but not as ignorance, and that’s appealing to him.
>> Do you enjoy being the token human?
It’s a nice role to have because you get to react to things as you would in real life. It’d be more difficult to play a 1,000-year-old vampire. That would take a lot more character development.
>> Hypothetically, if they decide to make you a vampire down the road, how will you respond to that?
Um… great? As an actor, if you’re told, ‘Hey, we’re taking your character in this direction,’ you say, ‘Great!’ You don’t really have much say in the matter, so you might as well get on board … But watching Cami become a vampire would be very difficult. She’s not a brutal killer at all, so I think she’d have a major crisis of conscience.
>> Who would you like to work with more that you aren’t currently?
Daniella [Pineda]! We live together, we’re roommates and we haven’t worked together. It’s so weird! We both work [at the bar], but I don’t get any scenes with her. Plus, then we could carpool. So it’s better for the environment!
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— Andy Swift